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Renée Fleming VOICES

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro:
Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret

Eisenhower Theater

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro both transport audiences to other worlds through their fascinating stories. Now, they’re joining forces in song! Witness the exclusive debut of their new evening of tunes and tall tales.

Fri. Oct. 15 - Sat. Oct. 16, 2021


Alan Cumming (CabaretThe Good Wife) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s All Things Considered, Pink Martini) both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now, they’re joining forces in song! Witness the exclusive debut of their new evening of tunes and tall tales titled Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret, with musical direction by Henry Koperski.

Renée Fleming on this performance: Riding the crest of successes in theater, film, television, journalism, and music, this unexpected pairing of performers has so much going for it, I can’t wait to see this show. Famous for his Broadway, film, and television career, Olivier and Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming is perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated performance in The Good Wife; but he’s a successful author and a seasoned cabaret performer to boot. Ari Shapiro’s speaking voice is a household presence as a host of NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as a news correspondent whose reporting has earned the Edward R. Murrow award. On top of that, he sings, most frequently as a guest with the marvelous Pink Martini. Alan and Ari’s show title Och & Oy! hints at a cultural complexity that can only add to this novel partnership.

Renée Fleming VOICES

Join Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming as she curates a concert series that heralds the power of the voice.

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